A-BOLT is an ANSYS ACT Extension for automated assessment and verification of prestressed bolted connections. A-BOLT is seamlessly integrated into ANSYS Mechanical environment providing user friendly interface for defining of multiple groups of bolts, database with bolts, nuts, inserts, materials and friction coefficients, detailed output ready for documentation and many other useful features.
The extension allows to evaluate the time history of the energies like stiffness energy, kinetic energy, damping energy, work done by external load, artificial energy due to hourglass control/drill stiffness or due to contact stabilization damping, artificial energy due to nonlinear stabilization.
The extension allows efficient change of graphical preferences of multiple result Figures located in the Mechanical Outline tree. The Figures properties (like name, view, deformed scale, min/max symbols, legend etc.) for each Figure are displayed in a synoptic table and can be changed all at once by multiple row selection. The extension can be used…